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Sam Davis Home

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Address: 1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167-2744
Phone Number: +1 615-459-2341
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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History at its best

So much to see and look at. The grounds are well kept and the museum is easy to go through. There are picnic benches so that you can pack a picnic lunch. So quiet and a nice place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2016
Marlyssa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

So much to see and look at. The grounds are well kept and the museum is easy to go through. There are picnic benches so that you can pack a picnic lunch. So quiet and a nice place for families.

Thank Marlyssa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I recommend this to all history lovers. This young boy had quite a life. The video in the information center sets the stage. The home tour is fascinating and full of facts about life in general during the 1800's.

Thank Teresa D
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A visit to Smyrna, Tennessee's historic Sam Davis Home is a treasure to be remembered. The story of Confederate hero Sam Davis, the 'Boy Hero of the Confederacy', is compelling enough to visit. Other reasons are the simple beauty and tranquility of the Sam Davis Home grounds, proximity to Nashville and the sense of local history.

Thank preserveandpromote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We went to check out a new attraction as we have company from California every couple of months. The Sam Davis Estate was wonderful. You watched a short video that explained just WHO Sam Davis was and the history surrounding the homestead. The house tour was very good - very authentic. The grounds & out buildings were beautiful and interesting.... More 

Thank Greg S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This home site is the boyhood home of Sam Davis, the "Nathan Hale of the Confederacy". And it has a wonderful museum next door dedicated to Davis's life and heroic sacrifice. If you are not familiar with Sam Davis he was a Confederate Scout was captured by Yankees disguised as Rebels who then proceeded to try him unjustly as a... More 

Thank Frederick S
Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I visited on a rainy Monday afternoon...arrived at 258 just in time for 3pm tour by Lee. What a knowledgeable and wonderful gentleman. It was just me so I learned quite a bit and we traded a few stories. Great tour of the house. The movie about Sam Davis was very touching and the small museum was nice. Pleasant way... More 

Thank Eric R
Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Brought my grandparents to visit when they were in town from PA. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the information provided from the tour guide. The buggy in the facility and other artifacts are awesome. You can tell the employees and staff really enjoy what they are doing and make for a great time for people of any ages.

1 Thank Zachary K
Delaware, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I enjoyed looking at the home, but the tour guide we got was very opinionated about certain matters which made me uncomfortable. He got off subject a lot which made the tour very slow to start and had to hurry at the end.

1 Thank ladyfrog1178
Smyrna, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The story of Sam Davis is not just that of a young Civil War soldier who met a tragic end to his young life. It is the story of what it was like to live on a large farm during the mid-1800's and of the experiences of the family who lived there, some of them until 1927 when the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The Sam Davis Home is a wonderful place to visit to learn about TN history and more specifically, Smyrna history. The museum is great, the grounds are beautiful. The staff is extremely knowledgeable. A fun little day trip!

Thank DanyaPa

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